bren

1 of 2
ˈbren
variants or less commonly brenn

dialectal British variant of burn

Bren

2 of 2

noun

ˈbren
variants or Bren gun
plural -s
: a light gas-operated air-cooled machine gun that uses .303 caliber ammunition and is fired from the shoulder

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Brno, city in Czechoslovakia + Enfield, town in England

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“Bren.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bren. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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